Sean Kirk
Commercial Writing & Consulting

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Professional Background

Web sites. Multimedia presentations. White papers. Corporate videos. Brochures. E-mails. Science museum exhibits! Sounds like I've been all over the map. I have.

I've been a freelancer, contractor, and staff writer (sometimes all three simultaneously) for corporations, creative shops, software companies, and government agencies.

In 2002 I returned to freelancing full time after a four-year stint at Microsoft where I was a senior writer for various marketing and developer Web sites.

A partial list of current and former clients includes Avaya, AT&T Wireless, Microsoft, Medtronic, Nuance Communications, DataStax, Aria Systems, Accept Software, NEC, F5, Qpass/Amdocs, Cisco, ShareBuilder, EA SPORTS, Sona Mobile, Ramp Technology Group, Eddie Bauer, Fortify Software, Home and Garden Television, and Weyerhaeuser.

Job History
June 2002 - Present
Commercial Writer/Consultant
Independent, Seattle, WA
Create engaging marketing, advertising, technical, and entertainment materials in diverse media for a broad range of clients.

Jan 1998 - June 2002
Senior Technical Marketing Writer
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Created Web content, marketing collateral, CD-ROMs, and end-user documentation to promote the world-wide deployment of interactive television for the Microsoft Broadcast PC Group. Wrote, edited, and managed content for the Microsoft TV Platform Group's marketing and developer Web sites. Generated Web pages and refreshes, articles, case studies, newsletters, event information, headlines, captions, information architectures, content plans, style guides, CD-ROMs, and end-user documentation.

May 1989 - Dec. 1997
Commercial Writer/Consultant
Independent, Seattle, WA and Knoxville, TN
Created effective communications in a variety of media for corporations, businesses, creative agencies, industries, and institutions.

Nov. 1991 - Jan. 1996
Technical Writer
Analysas Corporation, Oak Ridge, TN
Generated innovative content for technical and educational materials, video projects, and science museum exhibits for the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge and the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Edited public information publications, technical documentation, procedures, and DOE work orders.

Oct. 1979 - May 1989
WBIR-TV, Knoxville, TN
Wrote, produced, directed, and edited more than 250 productions encompassing news, promotion, commercial, feature, documentary, and public service projects for WBIR-TV's news, creative services, and sales departments.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
B.A., English Literature (Phi Beta Kappa), June 1981


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